Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Reissue of The Jam inspired, mod revivalist's 1979 debut album. Includes two ultra rare bonus tracks, 'Soho Strut', 'Sorry, Wrong Number', a deluxe booklet with original artwork, liner notes and lyrics. 2001 release. Stand... more »
Reissue of The Jam inspired, mod revivalist's 1979 debut album. Includes two ultra rare bonus tracks, 'Soho Strut', 'Sorry, Wrong Number', a deluxe booklet with original artwork, liner notes and lyrics. 2001 release. Standard jewel case.
Scootering down memory lane.....
Rob Smart | Boulder, Co USA | 05/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Never thought this would see the light of day on CD. I wore out my viynl copy, back when we were playing at being mods. Secret Affair definately played second fiddle to The Jam, and only because Weller & Co thought of it all first (second time around). This is a wonderful platter, its not angst ridden, a stab at genuine pop music, a nod toward the 60's but original in its concept. As a band they were too clean cut to be taken seriously by the UK music press (and unfortunately, lumped in with the rest of the Mod bandwagon) but play & write they could. From the opening title cut, to the added extra tracks this is well worth the cash, and now they've re-issued the 2 following albums, also worth a listen. An album representative of a period in time when it was truly great to be young...Keep the faith! P.S. The Greatest Hits album is a winner, the best of all 3 releases, sound as a pound..."
Surpassing Revival Status
Adam Adam Adam | Placentia, CA United States | 03/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great modern pop-rock album. sure, the logical classification it is is given is "mod revival", but the truth is that this album is better than anything that ever came out of teh revival(save for the jam). The album not only showcases great mod rock, but also motown dance beats, anthemic lyrics, and souful brass. I really like this album. I think this one of the few albums to come out of the mod revival that will actually live on, and maybe even find it's way into people's music collection who are not at all interested in mod rock, but just good music. ..."
Obscure Mod Revival Group
JOHN SPOKUS | BALTIMORE, MARYLAND United States | 03/14/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I came across this group totally by accident in the early eighties, finding a cut-out bin vinyl copy for probably under a buck;they looked cool and I took a chance, and it proved to be more than a worthwhile purchase. Because of this group's obscurity I was surprised to see it released on CD, although the Japanese put out plenty of stuff like this. This record is pleasant, listenable, but nothing earth shattering. It should appeal to fans of The Jam, though the group is not quite in their league as songwriters. "Time For Action" and "New Dance" are the most memorable tracks. Some nice brass arrangements on this record also."